The ace series of cameras offer fantastic value. The acA2440-20gm is built on the Sony Pregius IMX264 2/3" sensor. It offers 5 MP (2448 x 2048) resolution with astounding image quality: high quantum efficiency, wide dynamic range, and extremely low noise.
When this camera is configured to use the sensor's full resolution, it can deliver 23 frames/second ("fps"). However, when configured to use less resolution, the frame rate will increase. As examples, 2048 x 2048 delivers 27.6 fps, 2448 x 1080 delivers 43 fps, and 2448 x 480 delivers 93.1 fps. (Note maximum frame rate also depends on the output format, exposure time, and network hardware.)
This camera has a global shutter for “stop-action” imaging. The camera can output a flash window signal to control the light source.
Because the Basler ace GigE camera uses the same 29 x 29 mm footprint that has been standard on analog cameras for many years, replacement of analog cameras is easy. Some existing Camera Link cameras and IEEE 1394a or 1394b cameras with this same footprint can also be easily replaced.
Using a Power over Ethernet (“PoE”) configuration, a single cable may be used to apply camera power and to transfer data between this camera and a PC, keeping cable runs to a minimum. An auxiliary connector is provided for terminating the input and output signal – there is one of each. The input may be configured to trigger image acquisition, reset the frame counter, or reset the software trigger count. The output may be configured to indicate acquisition trigger wait, exposure active, flash window, or timer active. Or the output may be controlled via a PC. The auxiliary connector may be used to power the camera if PoE is not available.
The Basler ace provides a full set of features to address a wide range of applications. Pixel data can be output in 8 or 12 bit depth. You may adjust the camera’s black level, gain, area of interest, input debounce, and trigger delay. It features automatic exposure control, pixel binning, horizontal image mirroring, event reporting, sending of test images, and a programmable lookup table. There are also “chunk” features that include a frame counter, time stamp, trigger input counter, and CRC checksum calculator. Note that not all features may be available when using third-party software.
Because this camera is GigE Vision and GenICam compliant, there are many third party software applications and API’s that are compatible. Basler offers their royalty-free Pylon SDK for 32 and 64 bit Windows and Linux platforms.
|Sensor Resolution:||2,448 (h) x 2,048 (v) pixels|
|Sensor Size:||11.01 mm (2/3")|
|Sensor Model:||Sony IMX264LLR|
|Frame Rate (full resolution):||23.0 frames/second|
|Quantum Efficiency:||68.0 %|
|Dark Noise:||2.3 e-|
|Saturation Capacity:||10.6 ke-|
|Dynamic Range:||73.4 dB|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio:||40.2 dB|
|Test Method:||EMVA 1288|
|Data Interface:||Ethernet Gig-E Vision|
|Data Rate:||Gigabit Ethernet|
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This camera is warranted by the manufacturer to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use for a period of three (3) years from the date of original factory manufacture. For further information, please refer to the manufacturer's website.
Small quantities of cameras normally stocked by Machine Vision Store may be returned within 30 days, subject to a 20% restocking charge, if original package is unopened and in new condition. Larger quantities are subject to Basler's 40% restocking charge. Open packages may not be returned.
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